Squarely in View #5

…and we reach the end. But guess what – I still have a full box of ATC-sized boards left. Hmmm…


10 thoughts on “Squarely in View #5

  1. Manja Mexi Movie

    Ohh, these are so many, most excellent. You can devise a brand new game. You can hide these in a park and invite 100 children to find them and invent a story. You can serve drinks on them. You can throw them in the air and leave them as they fall and call MOMA. You can join them into a new friendly monster. They are so full of life.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. This is what I thought, too. Small things that could grow into something and in lots of directions. Art that does something too, makes friends!

  3. Wind Up Toy

    Hello Claudia McGill.

    These are really beautiful pieces of work. Really nice use of colours, especially against the black and white, it makes the invididual pieces really stand out and have an intense power about them. Was there any particular inspiration behind them, for me it’s an almost urbanized tribal painting, something along the lines of Australian aboriginal or African patterns. This might not be true, but really good stuff and a trying not to be patronizing thumbs up and keep it up!

    Yours sincerely
    P.S would you sell them as a group or as individual pieces.

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you so much! I appreciate it that you took the time to tell me this. As far as inspiration, I just took the ink and swished it, no thinking, and then scratched it to make it look like something. Then I colored them while watching TV – I did try to make each into something pleasing but once again, no particular plan. People have told me much of my art looks like African, aboriginal, Paleolithic, pre-Columbian, Mayan, you name it, and I am happy they see that in it, but really, I just make patterns I like. I’m self-taught and I just make things whatever way looks good to me. I do tend to like high-contrast, bright compositions (I think as a result of somewhat poor eyesight) and I love the use of black to underscore the other colors. I got into making these as a result of doing scratch art in my “art camp” (https://claudiamcgillart.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/art-camp-day-4-august-4/) in August this year. As far as selling them, haven’t thought of it. They are just in a bag at the moment, they are not affixed to anything or grouped, so I’d figure on one at a time. Thank you again!

  5. Wind Up Toy

    To Claudia McGill.

    Thank you for taking the time to reply 🙂 it’s really lovely mark making, didn’t realize it was ink. I might have to steal the idea do some to brighten up my room a little, all that’s there is a poster of button moon a 90s English television programme. Anyhoo they’re really splendid and look forward to seeing more.
    Yours sincerely
    Mr WindUpToy

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